Recent Submissions

  • Which interventions are effective in managing parental vaccine refusal? 

    Brelsford, Dan; Knutzen, Elise; Neher, Jon O.; Safranek, Sarah (2017-12)
    Q: Which interventions are effective in managing parental vaccine refusal? A: it’s unclear whether educational initiatives alone alter vaccine refusal. Although about a third of parents cite herd immunity as motivation for ...
  • What is the optimal frequency for dental checkups for children and adults? 

    Hahn, Thomas W.; Kraus, Connie; Hooper-Lane, Christopher (2017-11)
    Q: What is the optimal frequency for dental checkups for children and adults? A: It is unclear, but studies suggest that it should be based largely on individual risk. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends ...
  • Are oral emergency contraceptives a safe & effective form of long-term birth control? 

    Kraus, Connie; Hooper-Lane, Christopher (2017-10)
    Q: Are oral emergency contraceptives a safe & effective form of long-term birth control? A: Yes, but not as effective as some other methods. Annual pregnancy rates in women using pericoital levonor- gestrel ...
  • What is the most effective treatment for scabies? 

    Campbell, Jonathon J.; Paulson, Christopher P.; Nashelsky, Joan; Guthmann, Rick (Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN), 2017-08)
    Q: What is the most effective treatment for scabies? Evidence-based answer: Topical permethrin is the most effective treatment for classic scabies (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, meta-analyses with consistent results). ...
  • What effects -- if any -- does marijuana use during pregnancy have on the fetus or child? 

    Zhang, Angela; Marshall, Robert; Kelsberg, Gary; Safranek, Sarah; Neher, Jon (Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN), 2017)
    What effects -- if any -- does marijuana use during pregnancy have on the fetus or child? Evidence-based answer: The effects are unclear. Marijuana use during pregnancy is associated with clinically unimportant lower birth ...
  • Do oral decongestants have a clinically significant effect on BP in patients with hypertension? 

    Hollander- Rodriguez, Joyce C.; Montjoy, Holly L.; Smedra, Brynn; Prouty, J. P.; Hamilton, Andrew; Guthmann, Richard (Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN), 2017)
    Do oral decongestants have a clinically significant effect on BP in patients with hypertension? Evidence-based answer: It is unclear. Pseudoephedrine causes an average increase of 1.2 mm Hg in systolic blood pressure (BP) ...
  • Do ACE inhibitors or ARBs help prevent kidney disease in patients with diabetes and normal BP? 

    Trietley, Gregory S.; Wilson, Stephen A.; Chaudhri, Parul; Payette, Nicole (2017-04)
    Q: Do ACE inhibitors or ARBs help prevent kidney disease in patients with diabetes and normal BP? Evidence-based answer: Yes for angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, no for angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). ...
  • Can mobile technology improve weight loss in overweight and obese patients? 

    Harris, Lisa M.; Mounsey, Anne; Nashelsky, Joan (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2017-02)
    Q: Can mobile technology improve weight loss in overweight and obese patients? Evidence-based answer: Yes, this technology can help in the short term. Mobile technology compared with minimal or no intervention increases ...
  • Do pedometers increase activity and improve health outcomes? 

    Schock, Devin; Neher, Jon O.; Safranek, Sarah (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2017-01)
    Q: Do pedometers increase activity and improve health outcomes? Evidence-based answer: yes. In overweight and obese patients, exercise interventions using a pedometer increase steps by about a mile per day over the same ...